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sky. orion is setting national weste western sky. and jupiter has already set. it's in the 20s through most of the region. it's a very cold morning. in many locations, the coldest morning of the early winter season so far. just near 20 degrees in the central shenandoah valley. out in the mountains of western maryland and west virginia, low to mid-20s there. closer to washington, across northern virginia and much of maryland, we're down in the mid and upper 20s. in the district of columbia, low 30s. low 30s right by the bay. we're under a clear sky here. we do have clouds drifting in from the west ahead of a weak front that will come in later today with just a few clouds. getting clouds now panhandle of west virginia, shenandoah valley, and western maryland. sunrise at 7:08. we'll have a few clouds in and out this morning and this afternoon. otherwise, quite a bit of sun. mid-50s by midafternoon. here's a look at our traffic on this friday morning. good morning, danella.
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>> good morning. if you're traveling i-95 in virginia, making your way past the occoquan, heading northbound. increasing in volume. so far, no major delays. traveling southbound in virginia, no issues at all. northbound travel time for you right now, 50 miles per hour. to make your way from the occoquan to the beltway, that trip will take you 12 minutes at this time. if you're continuing on to 395, not seeing any issues there. here's a look at edsall as you make your way north towards the 14th street bridge. seeing some volume, no major delays. here's a view of 14th street bridge. not so bad as you make your way across and into the city. no reported delays on the metro, marc, or vre. >> danella, thank you very much. breaking news out of iraq. the u.s. military says it has handed over control of camp victory to the iraqi government. the base at the edge of baghdad used to be the headquarters for the u.s. military during the war there. >> it's a very significant and
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symbolic transition because it represents how the u.s. forces are going to, in fact, do exactly what we say. we're honoring our commitments, and as the vice president said, we make promises, and we keep them. >> the base was turned over just in time. all u.s. troops are being withdrawn from iraq by the end of this month. taxes may take a bigger chunk out of your paycheck starting next year. the senate rejected two plans to extend a payroll tax cut through the end of next year. democrats and republicans agree it's important to extend the payroll tax cut, but they can't agree on how to pay for it. here's what it means to you if no compromise is reached. the current tax cut will expire, which will essentially mean a $1,000 tax hike for all workers. president obama wanted to extend that tax cut and increase it by an additional $500. will pay for it by an additional increase of $500. that's what republicans object
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to. the white house issues a statement saying "republicans refused to ask a few hundred thousands millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share." republicans rejected a plan backed by their own leader that would extend the tax cut by freezing federal workers pay through 2013. today the labor department will release its november jobs report. ammists believe between 125,000 and 150,000 new jobs were created last month. even with the gains, the unemployment rate will likely stay at 9% for the second straight month. president obama and former president clinton will announce a $4 billion commitment from the federal government and large companies to make factories for efficient. the white house claims this money could generate 50,000 jobs over the next several years. today herman cain is set to
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speak with his wife about an alleged 13-year long affair with another woman. cain says his wife did not know he was providing the other woman, ginger white, with mopey for bills and other expenses. white says she feels bad for causing cain's family any pain, and she didn't want to come forward with these accusations. >> i am telling the truth. i would never come out with something like this if it wasn't true. honestly, i didn't want to come out with this. i know that travel was involved and sex was involved. i would never lie about that. >> cain is expected to make a decision about continuing his presidential campaign in the next few days. >> it is good to be here. >> thanks for coming. you've provided us with a lot of material. we appreciate you being here. >> say this about rick perry. he seems to have a good sense of humor. the texas governor appeared on jay leno last night and poked fun at his latest blunder.
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perry forgot not only the 2012 election date but also the voting age as well. leno thanked him for being a good sport despite all the ribbing. police are offering a reward for information that helps them track down a robber who held up a postal worker and then locked him in the back of his own truck. the they say the gunman robbed the worker at the "t" street postal station on 112th street northwest last night. investigators say the robber approached the postal worker as he was closing up and putting mail in the day's cash receipts into a truck parked out front. police say there have been a rash of robberies of post office employees in the d.c. area in recent months. >> over the past year and three months, we've had several different types of postal robberies. we've had this type, where they're actually attacking our postal employees in the evening hours. we've had our postal employees attacked in the early morning hours prior to it opening, and then also while it's open, over the counter line.
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>> the post office is on 14th street. police have just a vague description of the suspect in this robbery. they are offering a $50,000 reward for information in this case. it is now 6:06. 42 degrees. ahead the
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it's good! thompson from downtown. >> that was from the suburbs. if you didn't stay up for the georgetown-alabama game last night, you missed one heck of an ending. hollis thompson did a long three-pointer with just under two seconds left to lead the hoyas to a 57-55 victory that
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ended alabama's 24-game winning streak. georgetown is now 6-1 on the season. today our fandemonium prize is cold hard cash. four of our facebook fans will win $1,000 each. then on december 16th, we'll put even more in the pot with one person winning $4,000. sign up on nbc washington's facebook page to enter. >> cold hard cash. got to like it. here's tom to take a look at our forecast at 6:11. >> just hold your wallet out the window. this morning, yes, it is a cold start to this friday morning. right now at reagan national, 35 degrees. now at 6:11, mercifully we've got a cold wind. mars is up in the southern sky. saturn up in the southeastern
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sky. we've got it down into the 20s from capitol hill to district heights, herndon and bethesda. out in west virginia and parts of the shenandoah valley, only the low 20s. a frosty cold start. a lot of frost around this morning. clouds drifting in from the west will be with us off and on through the day. there is the first blow of this friday morning showing up on the eastern horizon. live picture from the city camera, and the sunrise will be at 7:08. we'll be above freezing by 9:00. a lot of frost will be melting by then. by noontime, should be near 50, into the mid-50s this afternoon. here's your evening planner. sunset at 4:46. cold start to saturday morning. look at the weekend and next week in ten minutes. danella has a look at the traffic. good morning. >> good morning. happy friday to you. traveling up i-270 in maryland, giving you a look in gaithersburg. chopper 4 is live there now. this is as you head southbound on 270.
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northbound not seeing any problems at all. southbound seeing a little bit of crowding right around gaithersburg as you head towards rockville. the good news is you're still moving. not seeing any accidents at all along i-270, but you can see the lanes are starting to fill up at this time. if you're making your commute on the beltway inner loop at route 1, outer loop at route 1, both getting pretty busy. no accidents at all on the beltway. checking for you, and you're still able to move. good sign. if you're traveling i-66, here's a look at fairfax county parkway, getting busy as well. travel speeds still looking pretty good from fairfax county parkway to the beltway traveling eastbound on i-66. you're at 55 miles per hour. joe and eun, back to you. >> 6:13. [ female announcer ] more people are using wireless devices...
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some of the most popular cars on welcome back. a powerful winds topped 100 miles per hour in southern california. more than 250,000 people lost power. still this morning, more than 100,000 people still in the dark. several flights out of l.a.x. had to be diverted as well. the winds toppled trees, including one crashing into a house and trapping an elderly woman who was sitting on the couch. >> i was scared out of my mind. i didn't know what to do. just had to wait for the fire crew to do what they can do.
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>> the woman was eventually rescued. no word on her condition. strong winds are expected to hit oklahoma, missouri, and indiana today although they won't be quite as strong as those that hit los angeles. new from overnight, important recall information for drivers. honda is recalling more than 300,000 of its cars because of a problem with its air bags. the recall includes 2001 through 2003 honda and acura vehicles. it was originally announced last year because the driver's air bag could go off with too much pressure, which could injure the driver. honda said it will mail notices to cars who are affected next month. an offer to buy back the chevy volt from worried owners. it comes after three volts caught fire after a government side impact crash. the fires didn't break out until seven days to three weeks after the crash. there are about 6,000 volt owners in the u.s. gm is also considering a recall that would take all chevy volts
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off the road until they're fixed and more safety tests can be done. a new report out this morning claims that pakistani officials gave the approval for the air strike that killed 24 pakistani soldiers. according to "the wall street journal," u.s. forces under fire checked with pakistan before calling for the nato air strike. the report says they were told there were no pakistani troops in the area. the report says that pakistani soldiers had set up a temporary camp site in the area. right now vice president joe biden is in turkey. biden is meeting with turkish leaders on iran and the current conflict in syria. he has commended turkey for pressuring syria's president bashar assad to step down. biden also pushed turkish leaders to enforce stricter sanctions against iran, which is suspected of developing nuclear weapons. secretary of state hillary clinton has vowed to work with myanmar opposition leader aun
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san suu kyi to bring peace to suu kyi's native land. the nobel peace laureate has spent much of the last two decades there under house arrest as myanmar has been ruled by a military regime. she now plans to run for office in the hopes of being part of the country's new civilian government. clinton is the highest ranking visitor to myanmar in a half century. she spent the past three days there observing the changes the country's new government has implemented. the capitals' once high powered offense is still looking for a spark after a 2-1 at the hands of the rival penguins. the game was tied through the first two periods with jason chimera tying it up in the second. that would be the only goal for the caps as they struggle to create more opportunities. caps had only 17 shots on goal the entire game and only two shots put up in the third period when pittsburgh took the lead. coach dale hunter says it's a matter of time before the offense turns. >> the kids competed or the players competed. we had some chances.
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they're a good team over there. we had a few chance as round the net. we're getting better at it. just takes time. >> the caps will try to get hunter his first win as coach on saturday against the ottawa senators. go, caps. former redskins quarterback donovan mcnabb is once again out of a job. the minnesota vikings cut the 12-year veteran after he reportedly asked to be released. minnesota traded for mcnabb in the off-season, but he was benched in favor of rookie christian ponder after a 1-5 start. if another team does pick up mcnabb, they will be responsible for the rest of his contract, about $1.5 million. you can expect to be meeting a lot of sophias and aidans over the coming years. >> those are the most popular baby names for 2011. sophia is the most popular girls' name followed by isabe a
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isabella, olivia, and chloe. aidan tops the boys' list followed by jackson, mason, liam, and jasojason. my how times have changed. i have met a lot of sophias in my kids' classes. it is a beautiful name. >> it is. aidan is a good name too. >> it is. >> good morning. it is frosty cold this morning. we saw behind you the first light of day showing up. right now at reagan national, it's at 35 degrees. in montgomery county, it's in the upper 20s. it's in the mid and upper 20s in prince george's, fairfax, and arlington counties. some locations have dipped to 20 degrees in the central shenandoah valley. out in the mountains of west virginia and western maryland, northern neck, they're below freezing as well. we've got frost from the atlantic beaches all the way to the mountains. you'll be scraping the windshield this morning. we've got a clear sky here. just a few clouds drifting in from the west. right now coming into northern montgomery county and points north and west there, panhandle of west virginia, shenandoah valley, just a few clouds drifting through.
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those will be in and out this morning. sunrise at 7:08. we'll be around freezing by 9:00. during the afternoon reaching the mid-50s for a brief time. quite a bit of sun, but some clouds in and out too. then a mostly clear evening, down to near 30 by dawn saturday. saturday afternoon, chilly. highs only in the 40s to near 50. quite a bit of sun. clouds sunday afternoon into the low 50s. should be good football weather for the skins and jets. and then on monday a bit warmer with clouds closing in. might get rain tuesday and wednesday. danella, good morning. how's traffic? >> good morning. i have an accident that's slowing you down if you're traveling in frederick in maryland. northbound route 15 as you approach route 340, there's an accident there. police are on the scene. just use caution in that area. chopper 4 is live over i-270 right around falls road southbound. these are the tail lights. they're moving very slowly as you make your way southbound towards the spur.
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no accidents on 270, just seeing delays as you leave the germantown area and make your way towards the rockville area. i-95 in virginia, fairfax county parkway starting to hit the brakes. your delays actually start at prince william parkway. look at the travel speed. 37 miles per hour as you make your way from prince william parkway to the beltway. that trip will take you 21 minutes. joe and eun, back to what makes the sleep number store different? the sleep number bed. with the sleep number bed, it's not about soft or firm. it's about support where you find it most comfortable. the magic of this bed is that youe sleeping on something that conforms to your individual shape. on a traditional mattress, there is no adjustment. you get what you're buying that day. with our bed, you change the setting to something you like. this way, if you change your mind once you get home you can adjust it. wow! that feels really good. it's hugging my body.
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off the holiday season lighting the national christmas tree on the ellipse. kermit the frog was also there to help with the activities. president obama urged those to be generous and help others during the holidays. some the most talked about new artists are at the national zoo. is among several zoo. is among several animals trying its hands or paws or snout or whatever it is at painting. all the animals are using nontoxic water based paint as part of the zoo's animal enrichment program to help mentally stimulate the animals. others were doing crosswords and scrabble. the painting program will run through sunday. art made by the zoo animals will be sold next spring at the zoo keepers art show. if you buy one of those things done by an armadillo, you deserve what you get. honest to god, done by a real armadillo. >> the crazy thing is they will sell. >> they will sell. >> they will sell for a lot of money too. >> unbelievable. >> 6:27.
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who has him? this morning a frightening claim is raising new concerns for the local man kidnapped in pakistan. good morning. welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. it is a down right cold start to the morning. brr. it is 40 degrees out there at 6:30. don't let that little light fool you. we really need your heavy winter gear at least for the start of the day. meteorologist tom kierein is going to tell us how long it's going to last. tom? >> that skrich, skrich outside your window, that's your neighbor scraping frost off his or her windshield. we've got a plane taking off from reagan national under a clear sky. sunrise is still more than a half hour away. it's a cold 35 at reagan national. thankfully, the wind is calm. elsewhere, we are down into the 20s in just about the entire
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area from the mountains all the way to the atlantic beaches although it's just a little bit above freezing right near the bay. elsewhere, it is mid and upper 20s, including montgomery, arlington, fairfax, and prince george's counties. parts of the district of columbia too are below freezing. and the view from space showing a few clouds drifting in from the west. they're now just beginning to move into northern maryland, western maryland, panhandle of west virginia, and shenandoah valley. they may hold together and drift over the metro area over the next couple of hours. sunrise at 7:08. ought to be above freezing. the frost should be melting by 8:00. by 9:00, it should be near 40. we'll have clouds in and out. lots of sun today too. highs reaching mid-50s by midafternoon. a look at your friday evening planner in about ten minutes. here's a look at the friday commute. good morning, danella. >> good morning. taking the rails, seeing delays on the orange line in both directions. unscheduled track work happening right now at dunn loring metro
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station. a couple of delays for you. frederick northbound route 15, approaching route 340, an accident there. police are on the scene. and another accident is on westbound i-70. the ramp to route 29 is closed due to an accident there. use caution in the area. if it you're traveling i-66 in virginia, here's a view at waples mill as you continue east towards the beltway. starting to slow down in fair oaks as you make your way towards nutley. no accidents in either direction both inside and outside the beltway. >> danella, thanks a lot. the u.s. military says it's handed over control of camp victory to the iraqi government. the base on the edge of baghdad used to be the headquarters for the u.s. military during the war there. all u.s. troops are being withdrawn from iraq by the end of the month. today the man accused of murdering his estranged wife and stepson will appear in court for a preliminary hearing.
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curtis lopez was arrested in october after police discovered the body of jane mcquain in her germantown apartment and her son william missing. police found william's body a week later in a wooded area in clarksburg. the hearing begins in montgomery county court at 10:00 this morning. the woman wanted for bank robberies and carjackings from northern virginia to baltimore could enter a plea on monday. police arrested 26-year-old stephanie schwab wednesday after she allegedly tried to rob a bank in mclean, virginia. officers caught her after a chase on the beltway that ended with a crash in bethesda. schwab is charged with robbing two banks and carjacking a woman at tysons corner. she's also accused of assaulting a woman in baltimore county on thanksgiving. and the busy holiday shopping season has police in fairfax county out looking for con artists. police say they've already recovered $30,000 worth of stolen merchandise this season. just last week a man was caught trying to use a fraudulent
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credit card at a high end jewelry store in tysons corner to buy a $10,000 rolex watch. police are going undercover at local malls to find the thieves. >> what we're looking for now in tysons corner, which is the out of state crime rings that are coming into this area, tysons corner, fair oaks, and fairfax county in general is known for a very wealthy population. >> police say last year the iphone was one of the most popular stolen items. this year it's a variety of electronics and expensive clothing. >> w6 35 is the time. the montgomery county council's public safety committee has voted down a proposed youth curfew. the committee voted 2-0 against the curfew, which would keep kids under 18 off the streets starting at 11:00 p.m. on weeknights and midnight on weekends. that does not mean the bill is dead, but the full council is delaying a vote on the measure because of mixed support. several amendments could revive the bill.
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one would lower the age to 16. others call for a curfew that expires or is limited to a certain time frame. occupy d.c. plans on protesting wells fargo bank today. it's not clear at which bank location the demonstration will be held. but the protest is set to start at 4:00. meantime, occupy d.c. put out its long awaited declaration. the group says, quote, "occupy d.c. is an open community of diverse individuals facing different forms of oppression and impacted by economic exploitation to differing degrees but united by a shared vision of equality for the common good." plan ahead and give yourself some extra time if you want to use metro this weekend. six stations on the red line will be closed. from brookland cua, takoma, silver spring, forest glen, bhaeton, and glen mont stations will all close at 10:00 tonight and will not reopen until monday morning. crews will install new rails and make safety upgrades at the stations. the ft. totten station will stay open for green and yellow line
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riders. there will be free shuttle service between all of the closed stations. and buses will also replace trains on the orange line. no trains will be running this weekend between cheverly and deanwood although those stations will remain open. trains will start running again there on monday morning. a heads up, book lovers. the district's public libraries are closed today for staff development. d.c. schools are closed as well today. a library spokesman says the timing is just a coincidence. he says libraries were closed last year on the first friday of december as well. our time is 6:37. the "today" show is coming up next at 7:00. let's check in with matt lauer to see what they're working on for this friday morning. matt, good morning. >> joe, good morning to you. coming up, al qaeda's leader announces a terror group is holding a 70-year-old american aid worker who was kidnapped back in august in pakistan. he'll only be released in a string of demands is met. we'll have details. also ahead, western states from california to colorado
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slammed by some of the strongest santa ana winds in a decade. thousands are without power. los angeles area schools closed for a second day. they're bracing for more of an onslaught today. we're live with the latest. plus a walton family reunion 40 years in the making. we'll catch up with the cast of one of the most beloved tv shows of all time. and shopping bargains on a special holiday edition of jill martin's steals and deals when we get started on a friday morning. >> it's time to say good night, matt, good night, ann. >> good night, john boy. take care. 6:38. 40 degrees out there. a busy s[ baby coughing ]f
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but too many plants don't use it. we can't wait. epa must update power plant standards to protect our kids. [ baby coughing ] worker, and it's not the first time this has happened. weather and traffic on the ones. good morning, it's 6:41. i'm meteorologist tom kierein in stormcenter 4. it is frosty cold this morning. all around the region under a mostly clear sky, temperatures in the 20s from foggy bottom to la droit park as well as brandy
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wine and vienna, merryfield, ashton, gaithersburg, it's down in the 20s in all of those locations. a clear sky over washington. a few clouds to our west. sunrise at 7:08. temperatures getting above freezing by 9:00. noontime near 50. highs reaching mid-50s this evening. this evening chilly again, near 40 under a clear sky. >> good morning. ice is to blame for the accident on westbound i-70. the ramp to route 29 is now closed. crews are there laying down salt. please use caution. and taking the beltway, slow at route 29, colesville road. those delays continue through virginia avenue and i-95. very slow at fairfax county parkway as you head to 395. >> it's now 6:42.
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what makes the sleep number store different? the sleep number bed. with the sleep number bed, it's not about soft or firm. it's about support where you find it most comfortable. the magic of this bed is that you're sleeping on something that conforms to your individual shape. on a traditional mattress, there is no adjustment. you get what you're buying that day. with our bed, you change the setting to something you like. this way, if you change your mind once you get home you can adjust it. wow! that feels really good. it's hugging my body. you can adjust it to whatever your needs are. if i'm in pain one day, in less than a minute i can get more support. your body changes over time. the bed can adapt with you. not only does it work for you today, but it's going to work for you 20 years from now. so whatever you feel like, the sleep number bed's going to provide it for you. this season, give yourself the gift of better sleep. right now, save 40% on our innovative limited edition bed set. but only while supplies last and only at one of our 400 sleep number stores nationwide, where queen sleep number bed sets now start at just $899.
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slogan is there's no business like show business. welcome back at 6:45. al qaeda is claim to go have an american hostage. megan mcgrath is live outside the man's home with the latest developments. megan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. there's a tremendous amount of concern for the safety and well-being of warren weinstein. also, there's new information about the demands being made by his kidnappers. here in front of his rockville home, you can see that friends have placed a yellow ribbon around the tree in the front yard, a symbol of their hope for a safe return. weinstein has been missing since he was kidnapped from his pakistan home back in august. who took him and for what purpose has been unclear until now. in a video just released, al qaeda leader ayman al zawahiri
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say that they have weinstein and will release him only if the u.s. stops air strikes in afghanistan, pakistan, yemen, somalia. they also want the family members taken into custody in the raid that net the bin laden back in may. in addition, they want the release of prisoners at guantanamo bay as well as several others being held here in the united states. weinstein is a former u.s. aid worker. he's now with j.e. austin and associates, a u.s. firm that does a lot of work with emerging and developing economies. it's unclear whether weinstein was actually kidnapped by al qaeda or taken by an affiliated group and either sold or traded up. warren weinstein has been in captivity for nearly four months. obviously, a lot of concern for his safety at this point. he was not seen in that videotape that was just released. eun, back to you. >> megan mcgrath live in rockville for us this morning. megan, thank you. several maryland lawmakers are pushing for the release of a
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potomac man held in cuba for the last two years. senator barbara mikulski along with chris van holland sent a letter to the chief of cuban interest section here in washington asking for the release of alan gross. gross was released in 2009 and convicted earlier this year for crimes against the state of cuba. gross says he was a contractor working for the government to help cuba's small jewish community improve internet access. cuba claims he is the a spy. police are offering a big reward for information that helps track down a robber that held up a postal worker and locked him in the back of his own truck. they robbed a worker at the "t" street postal station last evening. a robber approached the postal worker as he was closing up and putting mail in the day's cash receipts into a truck parked out front. police say there have been a rash of robberies of postal employees in the d.c. area in the past months. >> in the past year and three
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months, we've had several different types of postal robbery. we've had them actually attacking postal employees in the evening hours. we've had our postal employees attacked in the early morning hours prior to this opening, and then also while it's open over the counter line. >> police say they do not have a good description of the suspect yet. a virginia man accused of helping a radical islamic terror organization will be in court this afternoon. federal investigators say that 24-year-old juber ahmad is connected to the group responsible for the 2008 bombings and shootings in mumbai, india, that killed 160 people. he has been in custody since september when authorities raided his woodbridge apartment. today we should get a pretty good sense of how the economy is doing. the labor department will release its november jobs report this morning. economists believe 125,000 to 150,000 new jobs were created last month. even with the gains, the unemployment rate will likely stay at 9% for the second straight month. taxes may take a bigger
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chunk out of your paycheck beginning next year. the senate rejected two plans to extend a payroll tax cut through the end of 2012. democrats and republicans agree it is important to extend the payroll tax cut, but they cannot apparently agree on how to pay for it. here's what it means to you. if no compromise is reached. the current tax cut will expire, which will essentially mean a $1,000 tax hike for all workers. president obama wanted to extend that tax cut and increase it by an additional $500. he would pay for it with a tax increase for americans who earn more than $1 million a year. that's the aspect the republicans objected to. the white house has issued a statement that says -- that accuses republicans of voting to raise taxes on 160 million people because they, quote, refuse to ask a few hundred thousand millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share. republicans rejected a plan by their own leadership that would
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have extended the tax cut by freezing federal workers' pay through 2015. d.c. mayor vincent gray is in new york today, trying to get more tv shows filmed here in the district of the the mayor will spend time courting tv producers. he has proposed a tax on movie theater concessions as a way to help build a film incentives fund. in the past, some industry officials have said it's difficult to film in d.c. between capitol hill, the park service, and the district, they have to work with three separate agencies to secure permits. police are taking action in response to some safety concerns. cnbc's jackie deangelis has that story. jackie, good morning. >> good morning, joe. we'll start first with honda, recalling about 304,000 vehicles worldwide, the bulk of them in the united states. this is for air bags that may inflate with too much pressure in a crash, which could send metal and plastic pieces flying, and, of course, that could cause injuries. honda says there have been about 20 accidents related to this problem with two deaths in the
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united states in 2009. the recall affecting models like the accord, civic, odyssey, the pilot, and the crv. meanmeantime, general motor offering to buy back the chevy volt as they look into electric vehicles lithium ion battery. the move comes from gm's move to provide loaner vehicles to volt owners. it comes after the crash test resulted in fires from the battery pack days or even weeks after the test. >> jackie, thanks very much. hope you have a wonderful weekend. >> tom is here to tell us more about the weekend. we're talking about vigorous outdoor exercising, tom. what do you think? >> i'm trying to encourage you to warm up actually is what i'm doing >> that's what you'll have to do outside. this temperature you'll see right there, that is kind of deceptive because it's only a couple of feet from our building, and i think it's
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picking up the heat from somebody microwaving chicken mar ichl inara or something. elsewhere, we're down to the 20s near 30 degrees. at reagan national, it's 35. there's a calm wind there. thankfully, we have a calm wind because we would have windchills maybe in the teens otherwise. look at these temperatures. this is the coldest widespread freeze we have had here this season so far from the mountains all the way to the atlantic beaches. it's in the low to mid-20s in most location, including montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's counties. much of southern maryland, northern neck, and eastern shore down into the upper 20s there as well. weather watchers are reporting, as well as around the shenandoah valley. a few clouds shenandoah valley, panhandle of west virginia, western maryland, a week front later today may give us a few clouds. sunrise at 7:08. will get above freezing. a lot of the frost should be melting by 8:00. mid-50s by midafternoon. a few clouds in and out. your friday evening planner, sunset 4:46.
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should be cold, back down near 40 by midnight. near 30 by dawn on saturday. sunny and chilly tomorrow. another chilly day sunday. should be good weather are inform the skins and jets sunday afternoon. monday a bit milder. clouds coming in. could get rain tuesday and wednesday next week. danella, good morning. how's traffic now? >> good morning. looks like i'm seeing clouds you're talking about right over the american legion bridge. as you're making your commute right now traveling on the outer loop, not seeing any issues. inner loop moving on. not seeing headlights. they're moving quite quickly. if you're making your commute on i-270, getting a little busy around shady grove. it's not too bad. you can see the cars with space between them as they make their way towards the spur. volume still kind of light for a friday. i love fridays for that reason alone. 395 at duke street getting busy, but no problems as you make your way across the 14th street bridge. back over to you. >> danella, those clouds made you look like an angel flying over the beltway. this is the last day to try the intercounty connector for
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free. tolls begin on monday. it now runs from i-370 in gaithersburg to i-95 in laurel. a trip on the new road during peak hours will cost you 25 cents a mile or $4 to travel the entire length. the entire length is now open. >> republican presidential candidate herman cain will make one campaign top today for an important meeting with his wife. the outcome of the meeting will go a long way to determine whether or not he stays in the presidential race. news 4's melissa mollet is live in our news room with more. melissa, good morning to you. >> good morning. cain says he'll decide by monday whether he's indeed staying in the race. his last scheduled stop is at 1:30 today in south carolina. after that, he plans to head home to atlanta to meet with his wife for the first time since the woman came forward, claiming she had a 13-year affair with him. cain has denied the affair and allegations of unwanted sexual abuse from other women. he says the talk will help him
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decide whether this is enough to force him from the g ott p c-- gop contest. since ginger white stepped forward, the news of the affair has overshadowed cain's campaign. white apologized to cain's family. >> i am deeply, deeply sorry if i have caused any hurt to her, to his kids, to his family. that was not my intention. it's been very tough. so whatever decision the cain family makes is their decision, and i will respect that decision. >> cain admits he provided white financial assistance over the years, something his wife was not aware of. he has cancelled an event scheduled at the atlanta athletic club tonight as he decides whether his campaign will go forward. of course, we're keeping an eye on this for you throughout the weekend. eun? >> thank you so much, melissa mollet. live in our newsroom for us. >> good to see you. >> it is good to be here. >> thanks for coming. you provided us a lot of material, so i appreciate you
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being here. >> rick perry appeared on the tonight show with jay leno and took the opportunity to poke fun at himself over some recent blunders. before his appearance on the show, perry, speaking in iowa, asked voters to, quote, give him a second look. we have a developing story this morning out of los angeles where los angeles county is under a state of marge emergency after a powerful wind storm delivered hurricane strength winds. gusts of more than 100 miles an hour knocked out power to more than 300,000 people and started electrical fires. several trees were brought down, and flights in and out of l.a.x. had to be diverted. just checked and saw no major delays, though, and, of course, that could change. and that is "news 4 today." thank you for starting your [ male announcer ] for andy, tracking his spending with citibank is as easy as... making breakfast. omelet? sure. scrambled eggs.
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